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Loverofblues - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
35 years and your health care is covered by Tri Care
1950Brutus - Strawman: I Trusted The President...... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The race card gets pulled out when the liberals don't have any logical arguments left in their bag. They are saying "I can't win this debate with facts so I will assault your character". It is an attempt to win by intimidation. Very sad.
qcity05 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It was specifically stated at the public forum at St. Peter's that the project would not exceed $89 million. They even mentioned that if the architects were to come to them later and say it would, they would have to rework the plan.
hinkdad - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I wish I could just hit a big lotto jackpot and pay for it out of my own darn pocket. I am not saying that our school rankings are necessarily all because of the facilities, but the environments do affect overall performance. One of the most important factors in community growth is schools. This is largely because it is one of the first things that parents look at before moving to an area. Our schools…
WarCry - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Didn't Hannibal just put in a new school or two? I can't find the story on planned vs. spent, but I don't hear a lot of hollering about cost overruns, etc. I just remember the story with the open house to show off their new, state-of-art facility.

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2 days, 21 hours ago

Do you know how Martin Scorsese came to cast Ray Liotta in Goodfellas? At the height of the controversy over The Last Temptation of Christ, the director took his film to the Venice Film Festival, and one morning, walking out of his hotel on the Lido, he saw Liotta across the lobb
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3 days, 1 hour ago

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Should You Cut the Cord on Cable TV? Here's a Guide To Help You Decide

3 days, 3 hours ago

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3 days, 4 hours ago

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3 days, 4 hours ago

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3 days, 6 hours ago

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The Wall Street Journal Just Helped the GOP Raise a Whole Lot of Money

3 days, 23 hours ago

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4 days, 2 hours ago

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4 days, 3 hours ago

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4 days, 3 hours ago

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4 days, 3 hours ago

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4 days, 5 hours ago

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The Harrowing First Report From Dachau Concentration Camp, in 1934

4 days, 6 hours ago

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4 days, 6 hours ago

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"Fangate" Wasn't Even the Dumbest Part of the Crist-Scott Debate

4 days, 7 hours ago

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Ebola 1, Public Health System 0

4 days, 9 hours ago

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Here's How an Ebola Quarantine Would Work in America

4 days, 18 hours ago

On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that Amber Vinson, the second Dallas health care worker with Ebola, had flown from Cleveland to Dallas on the day before she reported symptoms. Vinson apparently showed no symptoms while on the return flight to Dallas, meaning
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No, Republicans Aren't Guaranteed to Win the Senate. Here's Why.

4 days, 19 hours ago

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Is the Media Obsession With Celebrity Penises the Final Wave of Feminism?

4 days, 19 hours ago

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Is Russell Brand a Modern Renaissance Man or a Charlatan?

4 days, 21 hours ago

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4 days, 22 hours ago

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The Washington Post's Sexist Review of a Historian Missed the Point, But So Did Her Defenders

5 days ago

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Markets Panicked On Wednesday. Here's Why the U.S. Economy Is OK.

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The Solution to Violent Soccer Matches Is Not to Separate Enemy Nations

5 days ago

On Tuesday, a soccer match between Albania and Serbia went horribly wrong when a drone carrying a provocative Albanian nationalist flag flew over Partizan Stadium in Belgrade, Serbia. Players from both sides began scuffling, Serbian fans charged the pitch, one threw a chair at the Albanian player tr
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Judges Have Two Ways to End the Assault on Abortion and Voting Rights. Here's the Right One.

5 days ago

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Maine Independents May Inadvertently Put an Extremist Republican Governor in Office—Again

5 days, 1 hour ago

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In 1941, We Thought We Were on the Cusp of Eradicating All Airborne Diseases

5 days, 3 hours ago

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Hong Kong's Own Reddit Is Doing the Protesters' Dirty Work—Sometimes too Dirty

5 days, 5 hours ago

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You Shouldn't Worry About the New Ebola Case—But the CDC Should

5 days, 5 hours ago

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The Supreme Court Might Finally Stop the Assault on Reproductive Rights

5 days, 9 hours ago

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5 days, 16 hours ago

On Tuesday, an investigation by veteran New York Times war correspondent C.J. Chivers revealed that between 2004-2011, American troops fighting in the Iraq
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The "Indonesian Obama" Hasn't Taken Office Yet, and Already His Opponents Have Declared War

5 days, 18 hours ago

The storyline was perfect. Joko Widodo—a slum-born former furniture dealer popularly known as Jokowi—climbed the ladder of Indonesian politics as a humble, non-establishment figure committed to effective government. After making a name for himself as a successful mayor and governor, the populist
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Obama, Not Bush, Is the Master of Unilateral War

5 days, 19 hours ago

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5 days, 19 hours ago

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The Mormon Church Is Building a Family Tree of the Entire Human Race

5 days, 21 hours ago

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Here's What Happens When Hasidic Jews Join the Secular World

5 days, 22 hours ago

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5 days, 23 hours ago

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The Media Is Ignoring McConnell's Obamacare Waffling Because They Don't Understand It

6 days ago

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Cosmopolitan's Editor Sums Up Our Gender Double-Standard in One Perfect Quote

6 days, 1 hour ago

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Mitch McConnell Thinks the U.S. Should Follow China's Lead

6 days, 4 hours ago

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Scenes from Afghanistan's Only Female-Run Militia

6 days, 4 hours ago

 Photograph by Lorenzo Tugnoli
A view of the mountains of Baghlan province, on the road to the area controlled by the militia of Commander Pigeon.
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6 days, 5 hours ago

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McConnell's Obamacare Lie Is Worse Than Grimes's Voting Gaffe

6 days, 9 hours ago

On Monday night, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes faced off in their only debate. It was a feisty event, but one point stuck out in particular: McConnell’s word salad on Obamacare. "Kentucky Kynect is a website. It was paid for by a gra
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Was the Vatican Shift on Same-Sex Marriage Really An 'Earthquake'?

6 days, 9 hours ago

The Vatican made news on Monday for not condemning same-sex marriage. Catholic leaders struck their most conciliatory tone yet on the issue, following a week of closed-door meetings called a “synod.” In a preliminary document summarizing the deliberations, the leaders said that, "Hom
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This Independent Candidate Is Proof of How Far to the Right Republicans Have Swung

6 days, 17 hours ago

On Monday afternoon, the four candidates for the open U.S. Senate seat in South Dakota participated in a forum in Sioux Falls. The event itself was unremarkable, with each candidate offering his views on issues ranging from foreign policy to health care. But the race also offered a view into what Co
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Hey Liberals, It's OK to Criticize Muslim Countries' Treatment of Gays

6 days, 19 hours ago

Discussing the Bill Maher-Ben Affleck brouhaha over Islamic extremism, first in an interview on CNN and later in an
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Republicans Need to Call Off the Voting Wars—for Their Own Good

6 days, 19 hours ago

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My Terrifying Night With Afghanistan's Only Female Warlord

6 days, 19 hours ago

I’d been living in Afghanistan three weeks when my guide, a young Afghan named Sharif Sahak, showed me a photograph of the country’s only known female warlord, Bibi Ayisha, nom de guerre: Commander Pigeon. It was late 2013, the Americans were preparing to leave, and Sharif had heard that the co
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Pope Francis Just Ripped the Weapons From the Culture Warriors' Hands

6 days, 20 hours ago

Documents generated by Vatican synods are often dry as dust, their contents predictable well in advance of their drafting. So the buzz accompanying the
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Life With the Breast Cancer Gene Is a Hellish Mix of Anxiety and Self-Doubt

6 days, 21 hours ago

I learned of my BRCA mutation on a Thursday evening, the day after my grandpa became ill with possible pneumonia. It was clearly the end, so my parents went down to Tennessee that weekend to sit with the other relatives and watch Roscoe, who was Gov to his grandkids, die at home in his bed. I had be
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Colorado's Misleading Abortion Initiative Doesn't Mention Abortion

6 days, 22 hours ago

It’s been more than forty years since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade. Yet voters in Colorado,
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A Senator Tweeted My Ebola Story. Then Things Got Ugly.

1 week ago

At least 8,000 people in West Africa have gotten Ebola and projections suggest the toll could reach hundreds of thousands, or even more than a million, by next year. So far just one person has contracted the disease in the U.S. More cases may appear, but experts are confident that there will be no s
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GOP Senate Candidate: Welfare Is Basically Slavery Reparations

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When the North Carolina State Assembly set out to pass a resolution in 2007 expressing the body’s regret for its participation in the institution of slavery, conservatives objected on the grounds that black North Carolini
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Giving Malala Yousafzai the Nobel Could Rob Her of Power

1 week ago

What Islamist extremists could not do with their brutality and bullets, the West seems to have managed with adulation and accolades.On October 9, 2012, a gunman boarded a school bus in the Northwest Pakistan district of Swat, asked for a 15-year-old girl by name and shot her three times. The girl wa
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Before We Get an Ebola Czar, Let's Do These 3 Things First

1 week ago

John McCain suggested Sunday on CNN's State of the Union that what the Ebola crisis really needs is one official, coordinating the government response. "I would say that we don't know exactly who's in charge. There has to be some kind of czar. I think that we have to look at people coming into the U
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The Democratic Agenda Is Popular in Red America—When an "Independent" Is Preaching It

1 week ago

On Saturday, the Kansas City Star endorsed independent Greg Orman over incumbent Republican Senator Pat Roberts. It wasn’t the most surprising development of the weekend, given
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Christopher Columbus Was Both a Crusader and a Villain

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Excuse me for noticing, but haven't we been commemorating Columbus's quincentennial in the wrong year? I know that dates and math aren't America's strong suit right now, but it doesn't take advanced calculus to figure that 1492 plus 500 equals 1992.What is it about Columbus that makes for botched c
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Bloody, Meaty Veggie Burgers? Vegetarians Don't Want That.

1 week ago

When scientists began manufacturing fake meat products—“Tofurkey,” “Fakin,” “not dogs” and the like—their target market was vegetarians, and their goal was to fill a gap presumably left by meat, both nutritionally (protein!) and socially (something to eat at a barbecue!). As the vege
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What Was the Denver Post Thinking When It Endorsed This GOP Senate Candidate?

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On Friday, the Denver Post endorsed Representative Cory Gardner, a Republican, in his 
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A Nurse Should Not Have Contracted Ebola. We Need New Policies.

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A second Ebola case has appeared in Dallas, Texas. This time, it’s a nurse who was taking care of Thomas Duncan, the Liberian man who died last week. The nurse is the first person to contract the disease on American soil. She probably won't be the last.Is it time to panic? No, say the experts. But
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Shame on Turkey for Choosing the Islamic State Over the Kurds

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Kobane will fall. In a matter of hours. Or perhaps days. But the Syrian city will fall, a victim of the cynical reckoning of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who, by refusing to act and leaving his powerful army stationed along the border with Syria, just a few kilometers from the already
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How Obama Became the Gay-Rights President

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When President Barack Obama launched his campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat in late 2002, his wife Michelle enlisted the help of a longtime friend, Kevin Thompson. Michelle had gotten to know Thompson back in the early 1990s, when she was still Michelle Robinson and the pair worked in the policy
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What the Next Two Awful Years Will Look Like

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I. The Gutting of Dodd-FrankIf Republicans take control of the House and Senate, many of their members will call for the outright repeal of the Dodd-Frank financial reforms. But according to a former congressional aide close to the issue, the more serious threat to the regulations w
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It's Astounding That We're Still Debating the Pill After 50 Years

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It wasn't easy to create a birth control pill in an era where contraception, along with abortion, was still illegal in most of the country. In his new book, The Birth of the Pill, vetera
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Accused College Rapists Have Rights, Too

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This August, Columbia University released a new policy for handling “gender-based” misconduct among students. Since April, universities around the country have been rewriting their guidelines after a
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Elena Ferrante Writes Fiction That Feels Autobiographical. But Who Is She?

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In the first novel of Elena Ferrante’s three-volume and still ongoing series, two young girls in an impoverished neighborhood of postwar Naples own in common their most treasured possession: an American book. The little Italian girls read Little Women and extract a dream of success. The g
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The Straight, White, Middle-Class Man Needs to Be Dethroned

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Paddle your canoe up the River Thames and you will come round the bend and see a forest of huge totems jutting into the sky. Great shiny monoliths in various phallic shapes, they are the wondrous cultural artefacts of a remarkable tribe. We all know someone from this powerful tribe but we very rarel
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Don't Blame Michelle Obama for Disgusting School Lunches. Blame Big Agro.

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Something conspicuous is missing from Nicholas Confessore’s New York Times Magazine story “Lunch Money,” about the charged national political debate surrounding
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Google and Julian Assange Battle It Out on the Page

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Google is the emblematic internet company. All of the others are, in various ways, specialized. Apple is a high-end gadget-maker, Facebook and Twitter are social networkers, and Microsoft is the bewildered dinosaur. But Google is all things to all clickers. It is, for the moment, the int
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